Values and Vision: ‘Aspiring to excellence’

The Cedars Academy is an 11 to 18 academy in Birstall that is committed to exacting high standards, raising attainment and demanding creative excellence from its staff and pupils. At the Cedars Academy we are driven to ensure pupil success is at the core of all our work. We provide a vibrant and engaging curriculum which promotes the love of learning, and prepares young people for the next steps in their lives.

We believe that through careful planning and delivering the very best teaching at every stage of their educational journey that pupils at The Cedars Academy will make outstanding progress. We will rigorously check all pupils are making progress in their learning and intervene decisively to remove any barriers to pupil achievement.

We know that by working hard and aspiring to excellence in all we do, pupils at The Cedars Academy will achieve the best possible outcomes and success. We are ambitious and aspirational for our staff and pupils; we believe passionately that every pupil will succeed and are committed to equality of opportunity.

Jason Smith
Head of Academy


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    London trip

    20th September 2016

    A group of Post 16 and Year 11 pupils travelled down to London to visit some galleries and exhibitions. After catching the train we arrived in London bright and early and ready for some culture. First stop was The Photographers Gallery near Oxford Street. Pupils looked around the three different exhibitions and the photography pupils… Read more »

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    The Cedars Academy 2018 Tanzania Expedition for Year 10, 11 and 12

    15th September 2016

    To view the full letter please click here.

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    GCSE Results Day Video

    5th September 2016 Read More
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    Tutor Groups and Rooms 2016-17

    25th August 2016

    Tutor Groups and Rooms for the new academic year 2016-17

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    GCSE Results 2016

    25th August 2016

    At the Cedars Academy we are celebrating our GCSE results, they have increased again on the previous year, and all pupils should feel proud of their results. The provisional indicators are that: • 56% of pupils attained 5 GCSEs at A* to C including English and Maths • 81% of pupils attained an A* to… Read more »

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    Congratulations to Cedars Post 16 students

    18th August 2016

    Another year of improved A level results has been celebrated at the The Cedars Academy. Provisional indications are that with 95% of students passing A2 examinations, an impressive 51% of grades achieved were A* – B, and 79% grades A* – C. Stephanie Hallam was the highest performing pupil achieving A* in Biology; A in… Read more »

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